Type: Freelance Jockey
Nationality: Hong Kong
Age: 35. Alex Lai rode his first Hong Kong winner in 2004 when indentured to Peter Ho's stable. He was twice champion apprentice and rode his 70th winner in December 2007 to complete his apprenticeship. His first big win came on Mr Medici, for his old boss, in the 2009 HKG3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup. Lai's supreme moment to date came when he and Ricky Yiu joined forces with Ultra Fantasy to win the G1 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama, Japan, in October 2010, thereby becoming the first all-Chinese trainer-jockey partnership to triumph in a G1 overseas. Lai was sidelined for all bar the first three meetings of the 2017/18 season and the whole of the 2018/19 season due to a badly fractured wrist suffered in a race fall.
Hong Kong Champion Apprentice (2004/05 & 2005/06).
Notable Race Wins Include
Sprinters Stakes (2010 Ultra Fantasy), HKG2 Sprint Cup (2009 Ultra Fantasy), HKG3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2009 Mr Medici).
Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2019/20 season): 273 (win strike rate: 4.67%).